According to national statistics, 10,000 Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) turn 65 every day. In a 2017 article written for The Motley Fool, Matthew Frankel described some interesting statistics about the Boomers. “Despite the common perception of the millennial "start-up" culture, baby boomers are twice as likely as millennials to start a new business. Furthermore, 45% of baby boomers consider themselves to be entrepreneurs”. Frankel also stated that 59% of baby boomers support their adult children (2017). Perhaps because of that entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to help the younger generation, those same boomers also plan on working past the age of 65. However, Frankel also quoted a study by Voya Financial that showed 60% of those boomers had their employment plans cut short by reasons including health concerns. It makes sense to stay active and healthy to maximize your prime retirement years. Estes Park locals pride themselves on being just that; staying active and healthy to enjoy our beautiful Rocky Mountain backyard! Here at the Estes Valley Community Center “The Rec”, we accept many plans offered by your insurance provider to support your health and fitness goals. For more info, please stop by our front desk or call 970-586-8191.
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Resource: Frankel, M. (2017) 9 Baby Boomer statistics that will blow you away. The Motley Fool. Retrieved from 9BabyBoomerStatistics